This powerful and inspiring documentary film tells the remarkable story of one of the most influential figures in U.S. history. Canonized in 2015 by Pope Francis, Father Junípero Serra was a courageous witness to the Catholic faith and a strong defender of human dignity.
Learn how this humble Franciscan friar worked tirelessly to protect Native Americans from the abuses of the Spanish colonial government, and to create the first Bill of Rights for Indigenous peoples. Known as “the Apostle of California,” he founded a series of missions that would eventually become many of the great cities in the Golden State.
At a time when his shining legacy has been called into question, including many false accusations, this film presents clear and compelling evidence that St Junípero Serra’s heroic missionary activity was rooted in Christ’s commandments to love one’s neighbor, and to share the Gospel with all nations.
In English and Spanish languages.